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Compton Village Hall The Street Compton GU3 1EG

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The site, next to the Harrow was freehold, had a 90 feet frontage and was offered for the princely sum of £50. The Hagart Speirs site was offered on a 99 year lease.

In November 1933, a parish meeting was held to decide by ballot which of the two sites was preferred for the building of the Village Hall. The site offered by the Friary Brewery was chosen by an overwhelming majority of 93 votes to 30.
The building of the Hall was completed in 1934, the foundation stone was laid by Mrs Mary Watts and declared open by Celia Lady Boston of Monkshatch on 25th October.

Records show that as late as 1963, Village Hall Council of Management, chaired by Major General R H Bond brought together the interests of the 13 different organisations that existed in the village, namely:
The Scouts, the Women’s Institute, the Sports Club, the Mother’s Union, Almsgate Tenants Association, the British Legion, the Women’s British Legion,the Parochial Church Council, the (newly built) Congregational Church, the Parish Council, the School Representative, the Horticultural Society and the Youth Club
 
Clearly Compton was a vibrant village proud of its activities and was full of spirit.

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The Village Hall to-day

The Village Hall is a well maintained traditional hall with half a dozen regular hirers and a long list of occasional hirers.
It is run by an enthusiastic Management Committee, comprising a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Bookings Secretary, as well as representatives of the regular hirers.The Committee meets six times a year to ensure the smooth running and good maintenance of the Hall.

The Hall meets all the current Health and Safety Legislation and has a full premises licence and three Personal Licence Holders.

It has Public Liability Insurance and holds a PRS/PPL licence.

There is a large main hall which will accommodate 120 people seated or around 200 standing. It has a solid wooden floor and is attractively decorated by overhead or dimmer-controlled wall lights.There is also a good size stage with curtains.